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Floating an Idea for monthly Newsletter

I am sure in good time the Monthly Newsletter would be back in place which is a point of interest for students/amateurs like me...

Recently when i read a poem by Coleridge posted by Seren during Valentine's Day...it took a while for me to absorb the essence of that poem but honestly i wasnt able to grasp it completely..hence this suggestion...

amongst the many features of the Montly Newsletter i believe it would be very nice if a high caliber poem with lots of abstract ideas is analyzed by an accomplished Neopoet Member in a manner that the amateurs like me are able to comprehend it completely ...which would be a good value addition to the contents of the monthly Newsletter...opinions and suggestions are most welcome...

that is exactly what prompted me to come up with this suggestion...

much love..

raj (sublime_ocean)

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What an excellent idea, I sometimes have problems understanding poems. I think your suggestion is wonderful, often I would love to leave comments on poems I think are creative but I feel inadequately qualified and worry that I might offend/discourage the poet because I haven't got the meaning of it. Any help in this regard would be wonderful.

Love Mand xxxxxxx

i knew there could be many like us who would certainly benifit should the suggestion be taken up...it would be like looking at the same things but with greater focus...just like looking through glasses one is able to see even the finer points with better vision and clarity...

much love..

raj (sublime_ocean)

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Raj,

a wonderful idea, but there is the issue of posting copyrighted work and we don't want any legal issues.

If we can still do what you are suggesting without legal issues, then I am all for it.

Maybe we could contact a published poet and ask them to allow us to post their poem and ask them to analyse their own work for us?

regards,

HS

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you are right about yhe copyright issue....the alternative proposedby you sounds great ..i know it would take some doing but it would be worth it is what i feel..

raj (sublime_ocean)

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I don't know if they have found anyone to take over the newsletter, but we need a kick ass newletter that everyone is aware of and wants to contribute to.

If I had my time again i would like to have the freedom to make it fresh and new, and make it visual ie. use images.

lou

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Novelty is the spice of life...therefore novel ideas should be welcome...

raj (sublime_ocean)

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After a certain amount of time, if there is no-one collecting royalties, some poems enter "public domain". I'd be happy to do some research.

Also happy to contribute to articles about analysis. Even though you can set yourself up as a fool doing it. I have been so, so wrong interpreting poems in both the classics and here. But hey, if I can't be a fool I can't be a poet either.

Dags have more fun!

cheers,
Jess
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I like this idea, and I feel the same way as many of you.My interpretation of someones work could be way off and I know I would like to better understand what the writer is saying.I hope they choose to do this.Thanks Raj, its a great idea.

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good to know your support for this idea...

raj (sublime_ocean)

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I too am all for it! As an ex-English teacher, I would be happy to help out where I could - not so much in critiquing a poem myself (so much work has been done around great pieces!) - but researching what is out there in terms of analysis of a given poem. I would love to do some work on William Blake for example. Perhaps we could get certain members who were interested - to choose their own poem/poet and present a paper on it's content!
BACK TO SCHOOL EVERYBODY! ;)
thanks for the idea
Boni

Bonitaj

thanks for backing this idea and going a step further by offering your expert assistance for this cause..which is most welcome and appreciated.....

warmly...

raj (sublime_ocean)

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The copyright thing...almost all the works of poets long-dead are now in the public domain. For those that aren't, a quick asking for permission to use will almost always get a positive response, so long as you aren't making money from the work, in which case those who hold the copyright will demand that the piece be removed, or demand their cut. And making the right attribution, along with web links to copyright owners' sites, will almost always get you on their good side too!
And starting with William Blake...a good starting point also.

Respectfully, Jim

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good to know that Copyright will not be a significant issue as long as one does not step out of line....i dearly hope this becomes a part of the Newsletter when it is launched....

warmly...

raj (sublime_ocean)

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